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Book Gift Ideas For Dad This Father’s Day

June 1, 2014 6:00 AM

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Is your dad into thrillers, mysteries, music legends or even great beer? This Father’s Day, our sister company, Simon & Schuster, has him covered with great books that would make the perfect gift for any dad.

MR. MERCEDES: A Novel
By Stephen King

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Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

A mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time. Three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone, obsessed killer from blowing up thousands. This is masterful, chilling, page-turning suspense. Happy Father’s Day.

For Fans Of: Anything Stephen King related

THE DYLANOLOGISTS: Adventures in the Land of Bob
By David Kinney

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Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Dylan through a fun new lens—his devoted fans. Bob Dylan was the most influential songwriter of his time, and half a century later, he continues to be a touchstone, a fascination, and an enigma. From the very beginning, he attracted an intensely fanatical cult following, and in The Dylanologists, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Kinney ventures deep into this eccentric subculture to answer the question: What can Dylan’s grip on his most enthusiastic listeners tell us about his towering place in American culture?

For Fans Of: Bob Dylan’s music

TAMING THE FEAST: Ben Ford’s Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking
By Ben Ford

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Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Move over Bobby Flay, there’s a new grill master in town. Ben Ford, son of Hollywood star Harrison Ford, guides you to grill, smoke, or roast the whole beast outdoors to feed a crowd—or choose a tamer feast for indoors for eight to twelve. This is a perfect gift for fathers and sons—with do-it-yourself projects for custom cooking in your own backyard.

For Fans Of: Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers or The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating

THE FIXER: The Notorious Life of a Front-Page Bail Bondsman
By Ira Judelson

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Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

From New York’s foremost bail bondsman with “over $30 million on the street,” comes the story of a modern-day “fixer” who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York. The Fixer is a rollicking story about the ins and outs of the down-and-dirty world of bonds, and an inside scoop on the underbelly of the justice system.

For Fans Of: Orange is the New Black or Kitchen Confidential

GOOD CALL: Reflections on Faith, Family and Fowl
By Jase Robertson

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Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

The straight-faced, funny man of Duck Dynasty has a real story to tell. Jase opens up about his personal family life, his childhood days with a drunken father, his struggle to forgive Phil, and how he came to faith. He masterfully weaves these poignant tales with laugh-out-loud stories of his high school dating philosophies, wild hunting escapades, and the ever-present familial competition.

For Fans Of: Duck Dynasty and The Duck Commander Family

BIG DADDY’S RULES: Raising Daughters Is Tougher Than I Look
By Steven Schirripa

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Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

The father of two daughters, bestselling author, and a star of The Sopranos and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Steven Schirripa shares his decidedly old-fashioned advise, often comical parenting gaffes, and refreshingly honest take on what being a good parent actually means. With a mixture of old-school bravado and self-effacing humor, Schirripa’s often thought-provoking account makes a great gift for new dads and also for fathers who are in need of parenting inspiration to help them through their daughter’s teenage years.

For Fans Of: 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

THE BEER DRINKER’S GUIDE TO GOD: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving, and Living
By William B. Miller

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Courtesy of Simon & Schuster

It’s no accident that Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine! Written by an Episcopalian priest/bar owner, this collection of spiritual essays distills lessons about the character of God from stories about adult beverages. From the deeply touching to the laugh-out-loud funny, these stories range from his travels in search of the world’s best Scotch, to his attempts to brew his own beer, and draws insightful spiritual lessons—really—from them. This is just the kind of book that belongs on every man’s coffee table.

For Fans Of: Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz

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